The Gas Attendant Job: And Nine Other Reasons Not To Go To Bible College

When I gave Jesus my life, He promised He would always be with me. Through the years this promise followed me like a lovely ghost. I encountered it in a song, in a book. I dreamed it. I watched it in a movie; I heard it from the pulpit. It was a gradual unwinding, a realization of who God is, that He lived in me and that He is good. He is always good.

Put Your Sword Away

Peter believed Jesus’ kingdom on earth would need swords and men willing to use them. It would require sacrifice, the willingness to die for Jesus, and also, the willingness to kill for Jesus…

“Prone to Wander”? Debilitating Theology in the Pew

The power of the song “Come Thou Fount” is the revelation that we can always know His Love

You Don’t Have to Be a Sinner

“Mercy by itself isn’t enough. Jesus didn’t just come to set us free from sin; He came to empower us into righteousness.”

The Oscillating God?

And when the valley of the shadow of death is upon us, that’s when we must know to our core that our Fathers nature doesn’t change. God isn’t fickle. He hasn’t gotten tired of us or changed His mind about us. He hasn’t turned His heart from us; He’s not judging us or condemning us. He is still the same always-good Love He has always been.

Five Signs You May Be Serving An Angry God

Discovering our Fathers pleasure is the most empowering thing a Christian will ever do. The opposite is true, believing Father God is angry or displeased will lead to an insecure and survivalist faith walk. Here are five signs you may be serving an angry or “displeased” God.

The Philosophy Professor

I met a philosophy professor the other day. Well, actually I see him a few times a week. He frequents the same coffee shop I do.

If God Is Good…

If I type into Google’s search bar, “If God is good…” Google will finish my search with the following suggestions: …Why is there suffering? …why do bad things happen? …why is there evil?

The Father Never Turned His Back

The Father never turned His back, He never left, or forsook Jesus, He never abandoned, not even for a moment. His love was just as good as it’s always been.

The Devastation of Control

Control, it masquerades in the religious rhetoric of holiness; its wars are holy, its politics, its inquisitions, its crusades, its genocide, its prejudice, discrimination, racism, sexism, its abuse – all painted with the brush of fanatic righteousness.

A Boy, A Puppy, And A Greater Faith

I believe God is always saying one thing: “I love you.” And He always follows up with a question, “do you believe me?” What would our lives look like if we could answer this one question that God is always asking?

A Simple Theology

I believe God is always saying one thing: “I love you.” And He always follows up with a question, “do you believe me?” What would our lives look like if we could answer this one question that God is always asking?

Does God Use Tragedy To Manipulate

God never instigates nor manipulates a tragedy to grow faith, that’s not what a good Father does. But it is what a controlling God would do.

I Don’t Know… But God Is Good

     Shortly after my book Prone To Love released I came across a review. The reviewer was an earnest believer who graciously but systematically challenged many of my core thoughts regarding the perfection of Gods always-good love. The review was thorough, the...

Sovereignty and the Old Testament: chapter six, THE ZEBRA

Long ago, I made Jesus, sovereign love, my hermeneutic, my “methodology of interpretation,” (6) the lens through which my entire theology is defined.

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How to Fit a Camel Through a Needle

This was a miracle as big as blind eyes opening, as cancer leaving. Jesus said this kind of miracle would be akin to a camel crawling through the eye of a needle…

WHEN I AM WEAK, I AM STRONG

Paul taught us that grace was “sufficient,” “more than enough” to empower us in the areas of our weakness.

Does God Use Tragedy To Manipulate

God never instigates nor manipulates a tragedy to grow faith, that’s not what a good Father does. But it is what a controlling God would do.

4 Signs You Are Growing Sure In God’s Love

As you are growing sure in God’s love, you will discover that you’re not easily offended, either by wrongs done to you, or by people who are lost in their sin.

Your Free Ticket to a Lifetime of Contentment

Self-pity is deadly. It will shred a hopeful believing heart in moments. But self-pity cannot exist in the presence of thankfulness.

Ask The Question

Every sincere question is an invitation into a transformative answer. The honest questions resonate in heaven and pull heaven to earth!

YOU CAN’T GET THERE FROM HERE

A servant can’t know the heart motivations of God but a friend knows intimately who the Father is and how He thinks. We have been invited into friendship and only through friendship can we establish His Kingdom on earth as it is in Heaven.

Finding Kingdom Come

I am convinced that our true inheritance as believers has nothing to do with money, land, or possessions of any kind. It’s simply our Father’s love revealed.

Intimacy is Your Inheritance

I am convinced that our true inheritance as believers has nothing to do with money, land, or possessions of any kind. It’s simply our Father’s love revealed.

The Power of Assurance

I would like to suggest that Jesus spent those formative thirty years becoming sure in His Father’s love.

God And The Polar Express

It’s Christmas Eve and instead of dreaming of the best day of the year, the boy is in his bedroom agonizing over the universal question: Does God—sorry, I mean Santa Clause—really exist?  He used to believe, but now…

COLLECTED PODCAST INTERVIEW

            I want to introduce my good friends at Collected! Collected provides inspiration and resources to help Christians discover and operate from their truest selves through live workshops and a weekly podcast. Tia McNelly, Mikala...

Faith

confidence or trust:
Ask The Question

Ask The Question

Every sincere question is an invitation into a transformative answer. The honest questions resonate in heaven and pull heaven to earth!

PRONE TO LOVE

“Prone To Love is an irresistible journey into transforming love.”
— Mark Batterson, NYT Bestselling Author of The Circle Maker

GOD IS (NOT) IN CONTROL

What if control is a flawed word to describe God’s sovereignty?
What if there is an infinitely better word, a greater revelation – LOVE!

UNTAMED

You were created to dream… and dream big.
Discover how to take the limits off your dreams,
and start experiencing the abundant life that you were made for!

Life

being manifested by growth:
How Not to Fall Out of Love

How Not to Fall Out of Love

If each person in a relationship is primarily focussed on their needs being met, at some point their love will grow apathetic and cold, at some point the lovers will fall out of love.

Put Your Sword Away

Put Your Sword Away

Peter believed Jesus’ kingdom on earth would need swords and men willing to use them. It would require sacrifice, the willingness to die for Jesus, and also, the willingness to kill for Jesus…

May You Know…

May You Know…

I have learned that this journey we are all on is about one simple thing, believing He loves us.

Art

what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance:
If I Could Ask

If I Could Ask

Paul taught us that grace was “sufficient,” “more than enough” to empower us in the areas of our weakness.

God And The Polar Express

God And The Polar Express

It’s Christmas Eve and instead of dreaming of the best day of the year, the boy is in his bedroom agonizing over the universal question: Does God—sorry, I mean Santa Clause—really exist?  He used to believe, but now…

I Just Let Him Love Me

I Just Let Him Love Me

People who have lived immersed in the Father’s love simply can’t help but love; they’ve become transformed—they have become love.

FEATURing MESSAGES BY JASON CLARK AND FRIENDS

YOU CAN’T GET THERE FROM HERE

A servant can’t know the heart motivations of God but a friend knows intimately who the Father is and how He thinks. We have been invited into friendship and only through friendship can we establish His Kingdom on earth as it is in Heaven.

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